Here is a note I received that I think is important enough to post on Menupause. I hope you will forward it to others concerned about our food. Did you know that the United States is one of the only developed nations not to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods? Even China and Russia label them! Don’t you think we have a right to know what’s in our food? Thanx!
Please go to http://www.JustLabelIt.org/TakeAction.
We have a right to know what’s in our food, but the FDA’s current policy does not allow for consumer choice.
It’s estimated that a jaw-dropping 2/3 of processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients. And the majority of the livestock we consume have been raised on genetically engineered grains. But you’d never know by looking at food labels.
You stood up for our right to know by submitting a comment to the FDA demanding that genetically engineered foods be labeled. But there are so many others who haven’t heard anything about the need to label genetically engineered foods. That’s where you come in.
Will you tell your friends, family, and colleagues why genetically engineered foods should be labeled and ask them to join you in contacting the FDA? Just forward the message below!
You’re a critical part of this campaign. So far, 400,000 folks â€“ from moms and health care workers to farmers, fisheries, and small-business owners â€“ have contacted the FDA. That’s 400,000 people who understand why labeling is important and decided to speak out.
But we need you to keep the momentum going in order to reach our December 31 goal of 500,000 comments. Unless the FDA hears from more people like us, they won’t act â€“ and we won’t have the ability to make informed consumer choices regarding genetically engineered food.
That’s why it’s so important for all of us to tell friends and family about this issue and the need for labeling. Can we count on you to spread the word?
Please, forward the message below and join the thousands of individuals and partner organizations helping to reach our goal of 500,000 comments by December 31.
Thank you for defending our right to know.
Just Label It